Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is asking residents not to park on streets in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth where overnight snow removal will be happening tonight.
The municipal overnight parking ban has been lifted until further notice to allow residents to park in areas where crews won’t be working.
Tonight crews will focus on removing snow on both sides of Quinpool Road between Monastery Lane and Robie Street, as well as Portland Street in Dartmouth from Prince Albert Road to Pleasant Street. Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street in those areas between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.
There will be temporary No Parking signs posted in these areas. Residents are reminded that under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, vehicles can be ticketed or towed any time of the day or night if they are obstructing snow clearing.
Rather than waiting for snow to accumulate, the municipality is taking a more proactive approach this season by removing snow in problem areas in between weather events. This will help maintain parking in the business districts and ensure emergency vehicles, buses and other traffic can safely access the streets throughout the winter.
For more information on municipal winter operations, visit www.halifax.ca/snow.